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i'm katie. let's start with a quick first look at the weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen. >> good morning, everyone. we are starting out with fog in the north bay valleys. a live look outside shows downtown looking pretty good. as we take a look at the visibility, from san francisco on south, ten mile visibility, but elsewhere we are looking at a quarter mile visibility. santa rosa and napa a half file. be careful out there. we will see some of the fog drift to the south and east of the as you head out there are areas of dense fog this morning, otherwise that should lift by about 8:00 and we will be looking at temperatures warming up into the 60s today. low to mid-60s around the bay and a chilly evening. really looking at pleasant weather the next several days with our numbers warming a few degrees. katie. >> quite a difference a week makes. thank you, lisa. new this morning police in pleasant hill have arrested three teenagers following an explosion. abc7 news reporter is live.
they have reason to believe the teenagers had plans for more destruction? >> absolutely, katie. good morning. authorities say worst case scenario, someone could have died if they had come into contact with the pipe bombs the kids had. take a look at this video we have. [explosion sound] [dogs barking] >> what you just is authorities detonating a pipe bomb before it did more damage. police received calls of an explosion in the neighborhood last night and arrived to find a mailbox had been destroyed which a pipe bomb. neighbors saw a red s.u.v. leave the neighborhood after the explosion and an officer spotted the car in the parking lot of the high school. authorities quickly realized those teens had plans to do more damage.
>> the investigation determined that the people in the s.u.v. were involved in the mail box explosion, and then they had another pipe bomb in the truck. walnut creek police bomb squad came out and rendered the pipe bomb safe. and three juveniles were taken into custody as a result of the investigation. >> police say the sort of leader of the group is being cooperative and admits to only having those two explosive devices. as a result, police say they do believe it is an isolated incident and they do not think college park high school was a target, just happened to be their meeting place for the teens. reporting live in pleasant hill, abc7 news. >> thank you. two deadly accidents in the east bay are under investigation this weekend. first, two people were killed in a head-on collision in buy lon yesterday and then last night in concord a 21-year-old man riding a skateboard was hit and killed. police say a 21-year-old
creighton woman was driving a chevy tahoe when she hit the skateboarder. police say the concord man was in the crosswalk when he was hit. he suffered major injuries and died at the hospital. traffic was detoured for hours for the police investigation. officers are investigating if the traffic signal was working or if drugs or alcohol were involved. they have not arrested the driver. the byron highway in contra costa county is back open this morning following the head-on collision there that killed two people, including a young boy. sky 7hd flew over the scene yesterday afternoon t happened around 3:30 on the stretch of highway that crosses the automatic which duct. the driver of an 88 oldsmobile swerved over the yellow line and smashed into the big rig. a boy believed to be between 8 and 9 years old died at the scene and the driver from bay point died at the hospital. the supreme court will
review a suit challenging the federal marriage of act, it will impact gay rights in this country. here is mark matthews with more. >> couples of getting married here, just not same-sex couples. the groundbreaking decision was overturned by california voters in 2008 when they supported prop 8s ban on gay marriage. watching from the sidelines, one-half of the same sex couple, elizabeth chase. >> this isn't the first time i have watched a couple get married while talking about marriage equality in san francisco city hall. i've been waiting for three years to enjoy the same privilege that she's folks are apparently enjoying. >> and also these two who were married before the prop 8 ban. >> there are over 100,000 loving, committed, legally married same-sex couples across this nation and thousands of more to come soon with washington, maryland and maine having marriage equality now. >> san francisco city attorney
dennis is part of the legal team arguing against prop 8. >> i am gratified and confident, very confident, that the supreme court, which is now going to be taking up the civil rights issue of our time, will reach the same result that the district courts did and the ninth circuit did, and will find that proposition 8 unlawfully discriminates against gay and lesbian couples here in the state of california. >> in sacramento, supporters are confident the high is court will support the ban on gay marriage. >> i expect four or five justices to uphold proposition 8. why? because the constitution of the united states doesn't have marriage in it. and the tenth amendment says what is not in the federal powers belongs to the states. >> the high court could go either way. lawyers who have been trying to overturn prop 8 said they will argue a broad argument before the high court that there is no
justification for discrimination. we will know the high court's decision probably next june. reporting from city hall, mark matthews. abc7 news. >> authorities believe 23-year-old rebecca was involved in the murder of 17-year-old daniel. the victim was killed a week ago on pacific avenue. detectives believe the murder was gang related and he did not act alone. this morning richmond police are warning women about a rapist are would who is on the loose. it's off 23rd street and garvin avenue in a few months span. the person is described being in his 30s, roughly 5'7" and wearing a gold chain with a cross. witnesses say he's driving a white four door sedan, similar to a nissan ultima, and it may have a child's seat in the back.
residents of the area say it's pretty safe. >> i often walk around in the neighborhood by myself. this is the first time i have ever heard of anything like this around here. it's generally a very safe place and i haven't been concerned. the van is suspected of reign two women and attempt to go assault a third. an assault suspect who scaled a construction scaffolding on the embarcadero is in custody this morning. sky 7 captured this video as he perched on pier29. he hit one person with a skateboard and kicked another before taking off. incident disrupted traffic for about three hours. it's drugged driving, not just drunk driving, you need to be aware of in santa cruz county. the chp said there have been eight fatal collisions in the county this year and five involved drivers high on marijuana. last month we reported on an office of traffic safety survey that shows almost twice as many
people were caught driving under the influence of drugs rather than alcohol in nine california cities on friday and saturday nights last summer. we are now 23 days ahead of the fiscal cliff deadline. house speaker john boehner said no progress was made yesterday. the main sticking point is still about tax cuts that are set to expire. also the president's demand that wealthy pay more. the uncertainty of what will happen is starting to have an impact on charities. donations of down. the food pantry at the saint anthony foundation in san francisco is in good shape but overall donations are down for the year >> we are a little behind where we would like to be or budgeted to be. >> the director said the charity has seen interesting trends this holiday season that may have to do with the impending fiscal cliff >> we are seeing people who have never given us a stock donation before stepping up and making that kind of gift to us. >> they could be concerned that
the tax deductions for charitable giving would be cut next year, saving the government money. private wealth advisor said it can make sense to get nor bang for your donation buck. that would help charities this year but people may be less generous in years to come. >> people who would like to donate, some had this year and potentially some this year, may try to double up and donate more this year. >> but the uncertain financial future is also causing fear. >> and many people are afraid to make any move, so then there's paralysis, because if you don't know what's coming, you are try to say as liquid as you can, you try to hold on to what you have, and you are not as willing to donate or spend in general. >> saint anthony's is seeing this as well. >> some of the people who have traditionally given us end of year stock donations, we are seeing about half of those coming through. >> the saint anthony's is optimistic their donors will come through by the new year.
>> their donations really seem to come from the heart, out of a sense of compassion. >> he agrees. he said wealthy people may donate less if it benefits them less but he thinks overall people donate because they want to help and the tax deduction is a bonus. coming up next, sadness and outrage from around the world. the prank calls that has even the royals laughing takes a tragic turn. and also a local church group robbed and penny
scotland yard now on the case of the nurse who committed suicide after being duped by australian djs who were pretending to be the queen of england. nurse inadvertently gave out information about indicate middleton's condition. >> she was at the center of a white hot media glare and one day after she checked out, tragedy. >> it is with deep sadness, i can confirm the tragic death of a member of our nursing staff. >> it was the nurse who answered the phone on tuesday when two australian djs impersonating the queen asked to speak with indicate middleton. >> could i please speak with indicate, my grand daughter? >> he put them straight through to the private nurse who divulged details about her medical condition. it became a global punchline.
>> an australian radio station managed to trick the hospital. >> the whole world laughing at the nurses. even prince charles making light of the information. >> the djs boasting of their prank. >> we were expecting to be hung up on and we isn't didn't even know what to say. >> tonight they told about the result it took on the nurse. >> she was the victim of the opt 4079. the hospital was support hearing through the very difficult time. >> this morning she was found dead just a few blocks from the hospital. scotland yard called her death unexplained, but not suspicious. she was 46 years old, married with two children. >> in australia the djs have been yanked off the air until further notice while the radio station apologized and expressed deep shock. and tonight the palace released a statement saying william and indicate -- kate are deeply sad
end by the tragedy. >> we will have much more on this coming up at 7:00 a.m.. members of an oakland church group who were robbed in florida are learning firsthand about giving back. the group is from a ministry that arrived thursday in fort lauderdale for a youth conference. while they were out getting lunch someone broke into their van and stole their money, $12,000. several floridians heard the story and stepped forward. >> i have a little something here, i have $15,000. >> oh, my god! >> wow! >> she is just speechless. after that stunning gift, another man treated the group to lunch. the group will be home monday with the story to tell about strangers and their kindness. >> they are going modern. the old logo, check it out from the last, and the new one on the right. the older, more traditional symbol will appear on official
university documents but the new one that has the letter "c" at the bottom of a stylized open book, it will appear on marketing and websites. they wanted something more user-friendly. the winner of the large power ball jackpot claimed his prize. he lives in arizona, he's in his 30s, he's married and has a, quote, regular job. the mystery winner took a lump sum payment of $92 million. his wife gets half as adonal is a community property state. the family said it plans to increase it's charitable donations. nice use of money, especially as we approach the holiday season. and a beautiful weekend. we sat here last saturday and there was a storm watch. busy, busy. >> it was. and it is going to be a couple really nice daze out there, although it is cold this morning. we're down into the 30s with fog. here's a live look outside.
they tell me this is emeryville so we will have to believe that. can't tell. a lot of festivities around the bay today and hanukkah tonight. a forecast for that and when the rain is going to return. that's coming up. >> thank you, lisa. also next a happy homecoming for warriors coach mark jackson as they beat the nets in brookl
morning. lisa argen joining us. cold you say right now? >> we are in the 30s. we have fog and it will take a while to warm up out there. >> take your time, stay home, watch the show and go out later. >> exactly. as we head out right now it's foggy in spots. we are expecting more of that. be careful. visibility down to a quarter mile in parts of the north bay. we are talking about the stubborn fog. holiday tree lighting in fremont. the christmas day here. and walnut creek, half-mile -- 5k marathon and the boat parade in south. so some of the events it should be very nice out there. clear conditions otherwise. live doppler 7hd. we around picking up anything on our radar. that's a nice switch. it will be nice and dry for the next several days. look at the temperatures though, good morning, napa, 36. down to 34 in santa rosa with 43 in isn't rafael.
45 fremont. good morning, loss got toes, 39. notice the cooler valleys, higher elevations in the 30s. closer to the water mid-and upper 40s. and the fog definitely a problem from novato to concord this morning with a quarter mile visibility. you see fairfield beginning to see a decrease in visibility and santa rosa half-mile. we will continue to see this fog perhaps down around sfo through the 8:00 hour. maybe some flight delays. you will have to check back. chilly morning with the dense fog, otherwise mild and sunny for the entire weekend with cooler temperatures midweek. a chance of showers coming into play on wednesday. so here it is. we get that fog from the valley and with a little bit of a wind transporting it through the delta and we are looking at more northeast winds from the north bay that could push some of that fog right into sfo. the setup is with us for a couple of mild days as high pressure continues to build into the eastern pacific. as it does, we will get into a little bit of an offshore flow,
and at times throughout the early part of the week the winds would be quite gusty. we are looking at more morning fog, some gusty winds in the afternoon. in fact mild weather all the way down to southern california with 70 today in los angeles and plenty of sunshine, upper 70s in palm springs. lower 60s at the coast. a big difference from a week ago with temperatures in the low 60s today, around normal for san jose. 64 in los gatos and 62 menlo park. upper 50s along the coast. 60 milbrae and san francisco about 61 degrees today up in the north pay. a few high clouds from time to time but they will clear out. 63 santa rosaa, as well as oakland and fremont today with hayward coming in at 61 and over into our inland east bay 62 in danville. down by the monterey bay a little milder with numbers ranging from 60 in carmel to about 65 in salinas. the accuweather seven-day fast. notice the temperatures come up
just a little bit tomorrow and by monday in the upper 60s around the bay. cooler on tuesday as the trough drops down from the north. this will be a cold system so notice the numbers are in the mid-50s with just a little extra shower activity perhaps wednesday and friday. so definitely a big change from last weekend. >> sure is. thank you, lisa. well, in sports this afternoon the warriors will try to win their third straight game on their seven-day road trip. they are in washington to play the wizards. last night golden state played their first game in the nets new arena in brooklyn. here's larry beil with highlights in this morning's sports. good morning. this is a pleasant surprise for just a second time in 20 years the warriors have won twelve of their first nineteen games. impressive road win in brooklyn. coach mark jackson was born in brooklyn, played his high school ball just down the road from the new barclay center, the new arena there. you see klay thompson, the confidence growing it. taking it to the rack strong. joe johnson lighting it up.
finished with 32 points. nets by 6. steph curry goes from simmer to boil knocking down threes. steph make it rain. 28 points. fourth quarter, steph not with the shot but the dish to green, the rookie had 6 points and 10 boards. david lee a double-double. 30 points, 15 rebounds. cleaning up inside. 109-102 warriors. they are now 12-7 this season, piling up wins even without andrew bogus. before they checked off the season. they said raiders management knew they did not have a play off contender but i'm not sure they envisioned in. 3-0 debacle. they had the loss to peyton manning and the broncos. he and reggie knew this was a rebuilding project, but it looks like it's turned into a complete tear-down. >> reggie and i have talked about it. we knew what we were dealing
with when we came here. and we knew that we had some depth issues on the roster and we couldn't sustain a lot of injuries. we all want to win and want to win now but i'm look at the long-term future of the team and we have to prepare for the future. >> the heisman trophy will be handed out tonight in new york. it's essentially a two man race, johnny manzel and man tai. kansas state could have a first player to take home a heisman but the favorite is johnny manzel from texas a&m. they call him johnny football who would be the first freshman to win the heisman. >> it would be a dream come true for me to be the first freshman to win the honor and to bring a heisman trophy back to texas a&m. just the pride it would bring to not only my family but everybody, everybody at
aggieland and everybody involved with the texas a&m program. it would mean the world. baseball news, when raise fan think about brandon mccarthy, this moment will be the first thing that flashes in their mine. line drive that could have killed him. turned out it was his last pitch to the raise. he's agreed to a two-year deal with arizona for $15.5 million. he posted a 8-2 record for the green and gold last year. to the ice. the bowls hosting the colorado eagles. the third period they were down 4-0. but we need one san francisco bowl because this was teddy bears to night. he delivered with the goal and fans delivered with the teddy bear on the ice, all to be donated to charity. the balls lose but the kids win. that's a wrap on morning sports. mike will be here with the heisman trophy winner. who wins it? we will find out at five, six and eleven. have a great weekend, everybody. i'm larry beil.
>> coming up on 5:30 some families in the east bay now have $20,000 to make a down payment on a home. there's more where that came from. wells fargo is hosting an event called city lift. tore those who qualify it's a life changing experience. abc7 news reporter laura anthony has the story. >> we've got the money. >> oakland glen taylor is celebrating she just qualified for $20,000 in down payment asis stangs from wells fargo bank. it's the last piece she needs to buy a home for her family.
>> dreams come true? >> dreams do come true. they do. they do. >> wells fargo is reaching out to hundreds of bay area families, trying to help them with $20,000 toward a down payment on the purchase of a home. sean coleman lined up at 6:00 a.m. and was one of the first to find out he qualified. >> exciting day for you? >> yes, it is. most exciting thing, better than a birthday. >> and not everyone who applies will qualify. applicants muff a consistent income and strong credit history. for those who qualify the entire $20,000 will be forgiven if the buyer stays in their home for at least five years or prorated 20% per year of residence. >> the goal is to make sure we don't have people jumping in is flipping properties but lit rattily stay there. >> they stopped to enjoy the home tour even though they found out they did not qualify for the
down payment assistance. >> we were closer than we realized to having something that we could call our own down the line. >> we are closer. we still have a few things we still need to do, but i feel better about what's going on now than before. >> this event goes all day at the downtown marriott. 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. preregistration is closed, but walk-ins are welcome. there's more information on our website. that's abc7news.com. in oakland, laura anthony, abc7 news. >> new this morning, president obama is taking a sharply partisan tone in his weekly address blaming house republicans for blocking a bill to resolve the fiscal cliff crisis. as we move closer to a year end deadline where huge tax increases kick in and tax cuts kick in, they have not compromised to help reduce the deficit. latest senate version would prevent a tax height on the
first $250,000 of earning. >> the americans will get a cut on the first $250,000 of their income and families everywhere would enjoy peace of find. the senate has done their part. we are waiting for republicans in the house to do the same thing but so far they have put forward an unbalanced plan that actually lowers rates for the wealthiest americans. >> republican florida senator marco rubio said tax increases will not reduce the nation's $16 trillion debt. officials for the proposed sonoma rail transit project or smart train are looking to get $16.6 million in federal fund to go buy more train cars. today the press democrat reports money otherwise would be used for local pedestrian and bicycle paths. it is committed to go to cloversdale and larkspur but beyond that more rail cars would be needed to carry the load. the request is not sitting well
with bicyclist advocates because it would take away about two-thirds of their federal funding, setting back plans to build bike paths another five years. three women who dined at a stockton car room said the bill was outrageous but not because of the price. christina and her two friends are mad about a remark that was typed on to their receipt by their server, named jeff. it red "fat girls." they know some people will chuckle when they see the story but they want people to know how much the comment hurt. the manager on duty offered them a 25% discount but upped that to 50%. his boss is offering a public apology and making changes at the restaurant. >> i still can't believe somebody would put that on a street. >> it's something we saw, all three of us. >> i want to tell them we are sincerely sorry for that and we will do everything in our power to make sure this never happens to anyone again. >> the bartender said the server
has been suspended while the incident is investigated. >> the police are pushing the city to draft a new ordinance for massage therapy places. the police chief said investigations have uncovered illegal activities and he wants them to be state licensed. the business owners say they have no problem with that but they strongly reject to a requirement that workers pass a medical exam and prove they don't have any diseases. the draft of the ordinance should be presented to the council in february. the owners of at least 20 cars are looking for the owners of a sunnyvale consignment car company. they apparently took off with the vehicles they were supposed to sell. abc7 news reporter has the latest on the story that we broke thursday night on abc7 news. >> the cars, i'm not sure what i can do.
>> he is asking a sunnyvale police officer who he can do to get his car back. he left his volvo here last july on consignment. now the business is closed and his car, which he is still making payments on, is registered in the name of sunnyvale motor cars. >> if i would have taken the car they could have reported it as stolen. >> your car? >> my car. >> as many as 30 cars have gone missing from the lot since last week. a mechanic who has a business next to the car lot said he saw them go. >> the cars started to disappear. toe trucks were taking them out and saturday morning everything was gone. >> leaving the ones full consignment lot empty except for a few cars in the rear of the shop. he talked to some of the victims. >> it's sad listening to their stories. a lot of them have double loans on cars and have lost 20, $30,000. >> abc7 news has learned from the toe company that some of the cars were taken to an unnamed auto auction. police first learned of the problem last week when they received the call from a victim saying their car was stolen.
yelps filled with comments from owners complaining about their missing cars. >> we have 20-plus potential victims of a fraud that our investigators are working on right now. >> sunnyvale police captain said the case is complicated. some victims may have signed over our pink slip tilings to the company, essentially giving the cars to the business. others may have actually had their cars stolen by the operators of the business. >> at some point in time those agreements appear to have gone awry somehow, some way. what we are trying to do is to get down to the bottom of what was agreed upon, what has transpired, and where we are now. >> we spoke to a process serve are who came by to serve papers on a lawsuit for the business owner, and we attempted to contact ms. georgia at her own address but told she moved a month ago without leaving a forwarding address. sunnyvale police are investigating. in sunnyvale, abc7 news. coming up next, it's called
tv everywhere. how a bay area company will bring you the programs you want to your laptop or tablet. and here's a live look at the bay bridge this morning at 5:37. it's a chilly one out there, folks. you are looking at the mid-40s. but things will warm up a little as the sun comes up. meteorologist lisa argen will have your forecast
>> weather you are watching news or football this weekend, there's a growing possibility the screen you are watching it on is not a television. but finding the programs you want on your laptop or tablet can be frustrating. as abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom explains, a bay area company will try to do something about that. >> there's a big flat-screen tv
on the wall but on the coffee table the big game is actually playing on this ipad. >> tv really means any screen that you have in front of you. >> the concept is called tv everywhere, and the company is adobe, the makers of flash, photo shop and now project prime time. >> it tells you what is live on air right now, and you can simply click on that. >> at its core, prime time is a tool for tv networks to put their live programs on all different kinds of devices without having a build a whole slew of apps from scratch. >> android, x-box, i-phone, desktop, that is for a large media companies millions and millions of dollars of cost that we believe we can make much less expensive. >> now live tv has commercials. so in apps like watch espn, adobe replaces the ads on the air with ads aimed directly at you. >> this adonal is -- ads not the
same as on tv? >> correct. >> surveys say if you provide someone with an ad they want to watch they are much more interested and engaged than if, for instance, you are showing a feminine hygiene ad. i would be much more interested in watching an ad for jack war cars, for example. >> you log in through your cable company. if you are already paying for the channel on cable you shouldn't have to pay on top to watch it on hulu or itunes. and most don't. the tv of the future the good old commercial break is probably here to stay. >> whether it's over the air or elsewhere, ads are funding the programming today. folks haven't been interesting in buying programs. >> abc7 news. lisa argen joining us with a look at the forecast so we can plan our weekend. you might want to delay your trip outside if you want to stay warm this morning.
>> it's really cold out there. temperatures will continue to drop. we are in the 30s in plenty of lock necessary the north bay, but we also are fog to talk about. here's a look from our east bay emeryville camera where some neighbors in our east bay have visibility reduced to a quarter of a mile. so we will talk about that and how long the sunny, mild weather is going to hang around. that's coming up. >> thank you, lisa. veterans with the gift of wheels. meet two troops who earned recycled rides. >> out traditions are for them to carry forward. >> and using music to bring the past to today's youth. the special award that bay area artist received and how he is
>> good morning. you are looking live at the golden gate bridge. average today, or i should say it's going to be in the low 60s in san francisco today so that's a little bit above average. but get this, right now it's 41. we are looking for a 20-degrees spike in temperatures as the morning continues. lisa argen, of course, will have your full forecast coming up. this morning a marine and a young navy veteran are enjoying some generous gifts. businesses in san francisco worked together to be able to offer the tokens of appreciation. tokens with four tires and an engine. [engine revving] >> petty officer jordan revs the engine of his car. he couldn't feel his foot on the pedal because his right side of his body is paralyzed. >> i was only in afghanistan about eight days before i was injured. i got ak-47 shots through my
helmet and hit me in the head. >> it's been a long, hard year but jordan is fighting hard for his recovery, and he got a gift that will help. a refurbished car through recycled rides. >> the car i have now is a jeep and it's a stick shift so because i can't shift with my right-hand. >> when the auto bodyshop decided to join forces, others were eager to help. pro jess i have insurance and e-surance donated the cars and they fixed them up. >> the owner of the company, my father, his car, it's a cause near and deer to my heart and our company believes in what we are doing. >> they did it times two. [applause] >> marine staff sergeant mike, the time was perfect. he just returned from afghanistan three days ago on a mission to get some wheels. >> he asked me if i knew anyone who needed a car. and i said i'm coming home to
buy a car. it's weird how it worked out. >> they are the first to benefit from the recycled rides in san francisco but he won't be the last. there will be more cars for those in need. >> it's hard to be forgotten and sometimes it's hard not to feel that way because people feel the wars are over but a lot of my friends are still getting injured. >> if you would like to nominate a veteran or a current soldier for the program, you can learn how to do that by going to our website under it's abc7news.com under see it on tv. lisa argen is here now to keep us up to speed on what is going on outside so we can bundle up. what do we need today? >> exactly. the visibility has been reduced and that probably will continue. so that fog from the east by and the north bay, and also the sacramento valley. we have a variety of conditions out there. a little breezy on top of the hill, as well, with the northeast wind over mt. diablo. blowing the tuly fog into
concord this morning. visibility there reduced to a quarter mile. we are talking about the fog and sunny conditions, the sun comes up 7:13 and setting at 4:51. this time of year we should see plenty of upper 50s and we will see more like lower 60s. a few degrees above the average. nice and quiet today and tomorrow and the next several days. the next chance of rain coming midweek. looks like wednesday a weak system will visit us. otherwise it is cold out there with numbers dropping into the mid-30s. 63 napa. 34 degrees. in livermore don't have the fog yet but what about 37 degrees. and mid-40s at the coast. the warm spot oakland, san francisco, mid-and upper 40s. we are looking at that fog right now from our east bay to the north bay, but it is cloudy in san francisco. so we could see perhaps a few flight delays as the fog settles in and continues to be
transported in from our east bay valleys. so with that, we are also looking at the gusty northeast winds from time to time. so that will keep it cooler by the delta, cooler in the inland valleys but everyone will enjoy sunshine and overall some mild temperatures with a system coming in from the north by tuesday and wednesday. that will drop our temperatures back into the 50s. so here's a look at what you can expect this morning. through the overnight hours, the fog sneaking our way from the sacramento to the san joaquin valley. a dense fog advisory through the delta. we talked about the poor visibility locally here. it's in the afternoon today as high pressure takes over. in fact, it's going to build right on through the eastern pacific into the eastern pacific through the golden state in the next several days and that allows for the temperatures to come up a little bit day-to-day. so we will enjoy a milder weather pattern for the weekend and, in fact, into the early part of next week.
so it doesn't bode well for new snow, but it's been cold enough that they are certainly making it in the mountains. 47 in the sierra nevada for a high temperature there. 62 in press -- fresno. back home numbers rank from the low 60s today in san jose, 63 campbell. 61 in redwood city. lighting the menorah around the square later on. tonight 61 in mountain view and the north bay. we are look agent 62 novato. and sausalito, the boat parade, 62 in the afternoon. chilly tonight. fremont, christmas festivities going on there. 62 danville and down by the monterey bay. 64 in watsonville. so it should be a pretty nice day today if you wait a little bit because it's awfully cold out there. a little warmer. watch out for the fog as well tomorrow and monday. walnut creek, the 5k marathon.
we are looking at holiday tree lighting in fremont today. it's shaping up. but some fresh powder would be nice in the mountains. >> definitely. thank you, lisa. well, an east bay man is one of 54 people in the country to receive a $50,000 reward for his contribution to the arts. abc7 news arts and entertainment reporter don sanchez shows us a man dedicated to keeping traditions alive. ♪ >> eugene rodriguez, musician, composer, mentor. 25 years ago he created the mexican arts center in a san pablo shopping center. it's where young people come to learn about music, arts, history and culture. >> trying to give kids the message that our traditions are for them to carry forward. a lot of our audiences are immigrant mexicans whose english language skills may be limited
or english speaking people who don't speak spanish so it's music that enables us to communicate with everybody. >> there are performances and classes for children. there's an art room where they are creating people for the christmas show. >> the kids learn a lot about a tropical storm and discipline and -- about arts and discipline and teamwork. it develops their sense of self. >> next door is the wardrobe room, costumes created by his wife and her mother. but it is always about the music. eugene's son produces videos. they have more than 125 of them. and 20cds. eugene was nominate ford a grammy for a children's album. and jackson brown and bishop are on the latest cd. he created an outreach program and brought latin consult tower hawaii and got a lesson in hawaiian tradition. >> we need to do a better job of integrating people and getting them to talk to each other. >> the group, united states
artist, have given eugene a $50,000 fellowship grant for artistic excellence. for their christmas show the parking lot will be turned into a little bethlehem. in san pablo, abc7 news. wal-mart is sponsoring an easy way for you to play santa claus and help hundreds of bay area low income kids this holiday season. today participating wal-mart stores are hosting a fill the truck toy drive in conjunction with the salvation army. they will be there to accept donations for the one-day toy drive. as we get closer to christmas, all toys collected will be distributed in the bay area by the salvation army. also mark your calendars for the abc7 share your holiday food drive. it's next wednesday, december 12th. meet the abc7 news team as we broadcast live from around the bay area, taking your donations for local food banks.
for more information and the location nearest you, go to abc7news.com/community. coming up next, the festival of lights begins. we will tell you where you can see the lighting of the first ca [ femaless preseer ] dove go sleeveless presents the latest thing to wear with beautiful tops. beautiful underarms. wear with toga tops, yoga tops, and va-va-voom tops. dove go sleeveless makes underarms soft and smooth in just five days. effective protection. beautiful result.
>> holiday lights take center stage in san carlos. a snowfall captured the crowd's attention as the festivities got underway last night. the crowd was entertained. mamma clause put in a special appearance in santa's workshop and downtown businesses stayed open late, presenting shop percent with gifts for the holidays. hanukkah begins tonight at sundown. first candle of the menorah is lit to commemorate the small band of fighter of the army. it will take place in union square where the first candle of
the 25-foot menorah will be lit. others occur at the square at 5 carolyn tyler 30 and the mass sonic center at 8:00. coming up next at six, a skateboarder is killed in a crosswalk. it was one of two deadly accidents yesterday in the east bay. and a neighborhood on watch after at least two sexual assaults. you will see the suspect police need to find.
in the news this sunday morning a pipe bomb goes off in a mailbox in the east bay and a witness description of the car of the suspect. plus traffic is stopped for hours in concord after a driver hits and kills a skateboarder. police are still investigating if the driver was at fault. good morning, everyone.